Jeff Lowe was born in London and has been a gigging, recording artist and session musician all his working life, working in the past with people such as Trevor Horn (producer of Robbie Williams, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones etc. etc.), Dave Bascombe (Tears for Fears producer), Phil Manzanera, from Roxy Music, and Kiki Dee, to name a few.
Jeff is a published writer and has signed deals in the past with PYE Records, Virgin / EMI, Prestige / Sleeping Giant. He has written for bands such as The Cutting Crew (one of the few bands to score a #1 hit in the UK, Europe and the USA simultaneously), Stoney, and his niece Holly Jazz Lowe.
First Album, Hitchcock Café, Released 2010
In September of 2010 Jeff finished Hitchcock Café a project that was 2 years in the making. The album, although only given a minimal release, received rave reviews (please see “Reviews” navigation bar).
Second Album, The Ink Snail’s Tatooed Trail, Released 2015
The Ink Snail’s Tatooed Trail. G.E.M. have been delighting audiences in the Southwest for the past six years. Already having achieved national airplay on BBC Radio 2 with ‘Train to Bantham’, ‘Uniform Exchange’, and ‘Jump the Lights’, the album made an explosive entry onto the current scene.
Third Album, Songs For Hestia, Release Date October 2016
"Do You Know", first single to be released from this album, again demonstrates the impressive production skills that G.E.M.'s records are known for.
Fourth and Current Album, Snowed Under Bowled Over
Snowed Under Bowled Over is the fourth album recorded by G.E.M, Groove Enlightened Minstrels. This album contains another fourteen tracks of sheer musical and lyrical imagination but what is different in this album is that it is tinged with an air of protest. Protest in the form of songs which in no uncertain terms convey the message that Climate Change and all its alarming ramifications should be our first priority. There are still, however, many vibrant, catchy, and thought-provoking tracks which are not dedicated to this important message in order to give the album a balanced and satisfying feel. While buying the album as a physical CD is still pending a distribution deal, the album or individual tracks are downloadable from all the usual online retail outlets such as Amazon, Spotify and iTunes etc.
Train to Bantham, click here for national BBC Radio 2 play
Uniform Exchange, click here for national BBC Radio 2 play
Jump the Lights, click here for national BBC Radio 2 play
Snowed Under Bowled Over
The Ink Snail’s
Single available for download
Do You Know, click here for national BBC Radio 2 play
Songs For Hestia
Third Album 2016
Second Album 2015
First Album 2010
Album available for download soon